Cisco and other big companies play a crucial role in providing US government agencies with hybrid work solutions including video conferencing cameras to facilitate smooth remote work and virtual collaboration.
This was embedded in a recent article published by UC Today that Cisco announced its collaboration with US Government agencies to establish hybrid work environments.
These partnerships were sparked by a research study conducted by the tech firm named "Hybrid Work in Government," which found that a considerable 66% of government employees consider the ability to work from home as it affects and improves their lives significantly.
In this article, you will know about the Work Innovation Lab (WIL) and the inclusion of Cisco to WIL.
The Work Innovation Lab (WIL) was inaugurated last January 25 in Washington, DC. The purpose of WIL is for government agencies to experiment with various work setups like remote work and hybrid work and determine the most suitable one for their teams.
The WIL provides a platform for US government agencies to test and optimize their work environment to increase productivity, employee satisfaction, and work-life balance.
According to Snorre Kjesbu, the Senior Vice President and General Manager of Webex Devices at Cisco,
“Visitors to the WIL can experience seamless meetings using Microsoft Teams, Google Meet, Zoom, or Webex, all from a single device.”
Surely, this innovation will lead to a more flexible and dynamic work environment for government employees.
One of the things that Cisco realized and will implement in this partnership with US government agencies is that all team members especially remote workers need to be included in remote work meetings all the time.
Withal, Cisco installed its sustainable collaboration tools in the Work Innovation Lab such as Cisco Room Bar and the Room Kit Mini.
As Marcus Moffett, Vice President of U.S. Public Sector Engineering, Cisco, stated
“By offering 4K video and high-performance audio, every meeting can be as close to face-face as possible. Plus, with “face-framing” technology, every in-office participant appears to the remote viewers as in their window, making it easy to see who is talking.”
As the new year comes with ease in COVID-19 protocols, US government agencies, just like private sectors and other businesses want their employees to go back to the office full-time. However, with the same sentiments as private sector employees, government employees are not willing to work in the office full-time as well.
A recent global survey conducted by Deloitte among public sector employees revealed that 74 perrcent of them believe that remote work has had a beneficial effect on their overall well-being.
Additionally, 52 percent of the participants stated that the changes implemented by their organizations during the pandemic have allowed them to better balance their personal and professional lives.
Fortunately, if you are working for a US government agency, here are three easy tips you can follow in implementing hybrid work, according to Forbes:
One of the problems facing by a majority of the businesses located in the US and other parts of the world is that they give complex collaboration tools to their team members who are working remotely.
When a device stopped working, employees do not know how to configure the device by their selves resulting in low productivity and loss of motivation sometimes.
For you to succeed in a hybrid work environment, you need to give your employees collaboration tools like a video conference camera that is easy to use so that they can fix it right away without the need to call the IT department as it takes a lot of time that should be spent working.
United States, United Kingdom, New Zealand, Australia, the Philippines, and Singapore have motivated government organizations to transition more of their workloads to cloud-based solutions since ensuring secure and right data is crucial in a remote or hybrid work setup.
There are applications that you can use in reserving seats and tables in your workplace. It also works to know your health status and other things related to health.
Using these apps will make your hybrid work environment safe and will surely lead to a more productive workflow.
One of the best collaboration tools you can use in your agency is our Coolpo AI Huddle Pana, a 360 conference camera.
You can use our Pana as your microphone, speaker, and camera at the same time. Plus, it is easy to set up and secure to use as it is a Plug-and-Play video conference camera.
Moreover, it supports 1080p video conference solutions, has 4 smart microphones, all-surround sound, and Dual Positioning Technology.
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In conclusion, Cisco has taken a crucial role in providing US government agencies with hybrid work solutions. This includes video conferencing cameras for effective remote work and virtual collaboration.
The Work Innovation Lab (WIL) was established to test different work setups and determine the most suitable one for government agencies. The WIL provides a platform for agencies to experiment with remote and hybrid work and improve productivity, employee satisfaction, and work-life balance.
To succeed in a hybrid work environment, US government agencies should provide easy-to-use collaboration tools, shift to a cloud-based environment, and utilize smart workplace apps and technologies.